The lion images began to be made in the Han dynasty in China. Later, with the introduction of Buddhism, lions gradually became mythical beasts and appeared in the mythologies of Chinese culture. Chinese people like to place a pair of stone lions at the door, regarding it as an auspicious fengshui display. In the Ming and Qing dynasties, lion shapes became stylized, with a strong sense of folk and peculiar sense of art and religion. This pair of famille verte lions from the late Qing dynasty is lovely and has gorgeous colors. It is rare that it has been preserved perfectly in pair for nearly a hundred years.
Estimated current market value(HKD): 20,000.00 - 40,000.00